Direct Merchants Bank is one of the new breed of “credit card banks,” which is in business primarily to provide credit card-related services to consumers. There are a number of Direct Merchant Credit Cards available to consumers, including both Mastercard and Visa.
Finding which Direct Merchant Credit Card may be right for you can be done through a search on the Internet. There are numerous credit card-related sites that keep lists and reviews of numerous kinds of credit cards, including several types of Direct Merchant credit cards. A visit to these sites can allow you to review each Direct Merchant credit card on their own merits, or compare them to similar credit cards offered by other companies. You can also determine whether your credit history makes it likely for you to receive a Direct Merchant credit card if you should apply for one.
Once the decision is made to pursue a Direct Merchant credit card, a visit to the bank’s Web site will help simplify the application process. The opportunity to apply is clearly available on the bank’s home page, and basic information, like address, date of birth and social security number are required to complete the application. Once the application is completed and submitted, a decision on whether or not you will be issued a Direct Merchant credit card is usually made in a matter of moments.
Those interested in getting a Direct Merchant credit card, however, should proceed with caution. There are a number of consumer-related Web sites that list a myriad of complaints about these credit cards and the bank’s services. There are a number of stories detailing how Direct Merchants Bank has been quick to increase interest rates, reduce credit lines or withhold payments beyond their due date, making life difficult for consumers. Even if only a portion of these stories are true, it should be enough to make a consumer very cautious when it comes to applying for a Direct Merchant credit card. Doing business with a company that appears to have a track record of doing a disservice to its customers may be more trouble than it is worth.